Creatives and community groups invited to apply for funding to create something amazing in Cann Hall

7 October 2019
Waltham Forest Town Hall

Artists and community groups have a fantastic opportunity to create something amazing in Cann Hall ward as Waltham Forest Council relaunches a scheme to support cultural projects in the borough.

A total of £25,000 is available to support the creation of artworks or projects that will leave a lasting legacy in Cann Hall by developing new skills among residents or young people, increasing access to arts and culture among under-represented communities, or strengthening community engagement with culture.

We are looking for standout artworks or programmes of creative engagement within the community. The projects will enhance the vibrancy of the ward for everyone to enjoy now and in the future.

The £25,000 funding pot could either support one especially large transformative project or be used to create several smaller projects that everyone in Cann Hall can enjoy and participate in.

The council is particularly interested in bids submitted by organisations or community groups based in Cann Hall, although applications are open to all. The bids will be reviewed by Cann Hall ward councillors who will decide on the successful ones. Winning bids must be selected unanimously by the panel with constructive feedback provided to all applicants who enter.

Applications for funding should be made through the online portal. The application process will be open for six weeks between Tuesday 1 October to 12 November 2019. Full guidelines for submitting an application are available on our website.

Cann Hall ward councillors said: “We can’t wait to see what exciting proposals we receive. We know how much Cann Hall residents care about their community and the arts, and we want to deliver something amazing for them to enjoy for years to come.

“It has to be something ambitious and deliver an impact that will inspire residents and visitors. It would be really special, for example, for a local group involving young people to design and create something for them to show to their children in the future and say, ‘we made this’, or tell the story of the events they were involved in.”

The £25,000 funding pot could either support one especially large transformative project or be used to create several smaller projects that everyone in Cann Hall can enjoy and participate in.

The Cann Hall Cultural Fund is supported by the Making Places initiative.